SECURITY: Complete Roboman's Security Config 2019

Last updated
Sep 5, 2019
Windows Edition
Pro
Login security
Primary sign-in
Microsoft account
Primary account rights
Administrator permissions
Security updates
Automatic - allow all types of updates
Windows UAC
Maximum - always notify
Real-time protection
WINDOWS 10:
  • Kaspersky Internet Security (tweaked for maximum security)
  • SysHardener

UBUNTU:
  • Sophos Antivirus for on-access scanning
Software firewall
Provided by a third-party security vendor. Refer to 'Real-time protection' for details.
Custom RTP, Firewall and OS settings
Kaspersky: Discuss - RoboMan's Light Kaspersky Settings

Ubuntu: Sophos configured for on-access scanning only
Malware research
No - malware samples are not downloaded
Periodic scanners
ESET Online Scanner
Emsisoft Emergency Kit
Malwarebytes Free
Browsers, Search and Addons
Canvas Defender
Bitwarden Password Manager
Universal Bypass
uBlock Origin
PC maintenance
PatchMyPC - software managing and updating
ThrottleStop - undervolt my hardware to stop temperatures
MSI AfterBurner - in-game data analysis
AutoRuns & Process Explorer - analyze processes
SysHardener - lock down Windows vulnerable areas
Bleachbit
Personal Files & Photos backup
Macrium
Personal backup routine
Device recovery & backup
Macrium
Device backup routine
Manual (maintained by self)
PC activity
  1. PC and cloud gaming. 
  2. Browsing the web. 
  3. Streaming. 
  4. Working from home. 
  5. Multimedia. 
Computer specs
Processor: Intel Core i7 7700HQ
RAM: 16GB DDR4
Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB

shmu26

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My main system is dead :D

Just a quick tip: when 1903 reaches, be sure not to be using Comodo... just in case. I'm 80% sure that's what killed my OS (I was insider on my secondary PC with no problems). I cleaned installed 1809.

Anyways, I am back to basics. Removed CFW.

Combo:
  • Windows Defender (Hard_Configurator at HIGH SETTINGS)
  • VoodooShield.
Also, I'm off malware testing, I'm off virtualizing, I'm off beta testing, being Insider, I'm off TROUBLE.

Peace, quiet, and harmless. See you, nerds.
There are lots of issues with the 1903 upgrade process, at this point. MS will have to fix it, or most computers will not make it through successfully.
 

RoboMan

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Jun 24, 2016
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Thread updates.

Current combo (courtesy of the BitDefender team that rewarded me with a license for beta testing)

BitDefender Total Security 2020
  • Tweaked for performance-protection settings
SysHardener
  • Extra protection layer against suspicious processes and scripts
 

RoboMan

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Jun 24, 2016
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About time I updated this:

I switched to Ubuntu for daily basis. I managed to find a correct alternative for AutoCad, Office, I managed to install Java, and I only need to make League of Legends work and I will delete the Windows partition, which I only use to play LoL at the moment. For everything else, I use Ubuntu.

Windows 10 partition is protected with WD (ConfigureDefender), VS and SysHardener, really light. Ubuntu is protected with Sophos for on-access scan of files. Super light.
 

blackice

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Apr 1, 2019
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About time I updated this:

I switched to Ubuntu for daily basis. I managed to find a correct alternative for AutoCad, Office, I managed to install Java, and I only need to make League of Legends work and I will delete the Windows partition, which I only use to play LoL at the moment. For everything else, I use Ubuntu.

Windows 10 partition is protected with WD (ConfigureDefender), VS and SysHardener, really light. Ubuntu is protected with Sophos for on-access scan of files. Super light.
What GUI are you using?
 

Thales

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Nov 26, 2017
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Ubuntu is fine but it comes with GNOME which is the worst desktop environment for me. Feels sluggish no matter what the config is. Kubuntu is better, beautiful and a lot more customizable. The beauty of KDE Plasma is unparalleled. KDE can be installed on Ubuntu of course.
I agree. I hate GNOME too.
I customized GNOME and it looked like the mix of KDE and XFCE. It was awesome looking, fast and responsive without any hated GNOME feeling. :)
 

blackice

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Apr 1, 2019
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Is it really compatible with Ubuntu? No issues or having to download a hundred repositories?

Default? Please instruct me on how to make it better, I suck at Linux :)
I've actually only run Ubuntu in a command line terminal to set up a VPS. But I've considered playing around with it. I know there are multiple GUIs you can use, seems like @SeriousHoax has some ideas of good GUIs.
 

SeriousHoax

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Default? Please instruct me on how to make it better, I suck at Linux
One of the best thing about most Linux OS is, it lets you try the OS before installing. I love KDE so I'll suggest you to check it out. At first you can check KDE Plasma, it's feature and looks on YouTube. If you like what you see then download Kubuntu, write it into a bootable pendrive using Rufus or any other tool you prefer then boot the pendrive and you can literally use the OS without installing on your HDD. You can install apps and everything from pendrive without installing the OS.
They're other methods like you can install KDE or any other desktop environment on your existing Ubuntu and can set one as your default or you can also configure it ask which desktop environment you want to login in the login screen after turning on your PC. It would require additional 300mb-1gb depending on the de you install. It's even possible to delete GNOME and keep the other one but I never tried it so don't know if it's gonna create any issue or not.
But trying the OS from pendrive is the best thing you can do to try a variant of Linux.
 

AtlBo

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@Roboman-are you familiar with Chris Titus Tech on YouTube. Take a look he is the boss as far as I am concerned. 20 years in IT, and he just dropped Windows last year. He has a treasure trove of videos and a new video every day on something. He also does a live show every once in awhile.

I got stuck with dual boot issues with Manjaro, but Chris Titus will have you feeling like an expert in 2 months, even though clearly this is not true...still it feels nice in the present tense...:) I never miss a video...
 

bribon77

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Jul 6, 2017
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You can also use the Windscribe and Proton VPNs, Free.
I use them both and they are going very well.(y)
 
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